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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Belleville man faces charges of stealing several items from the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Parkersburg police tell media outlets that 61-year-old Robert Lawrence Burdette is charged with petit larceny. Museum director Gary Farris says a World I-era bayonet, a World War II-era chaplain’s cap and a World War […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A handful of people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked from a storage tank in Charleston into the public water treatment system, state authorities said Saturday. About 300,000 people in nine counties entered their third day Saturday without being able to drink tap […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General’s office is asking residents to report any incidents of price gouging related to a chemical spill in Charleston. The office has opened a tipline that residents can call to report price gouging. The tipline number is 800-368-8808. Residents also can report price gouging on the office’s […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials in Kanawha and Putnam counties are working to reopen restaurants, daycare centers and other facilities that have closed because of a chemical spill. Dr. Rahul Gupta is health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston and Putnam County boards of health. He said Saturday that the health departments are taking applications from […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day’s business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties even as the extent of the danger remained […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says water is being distributed in areas affected by a chemical spill in the Elk River. Tomblin says the main focus is hospitals, nursing homes and residents who are the most vulnerable. The distribution will continue until the issue is resolved. After the Thursday spill […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A nine-county ban on water usage due to a chemical spill in the Elk River didn’t stop the West Virginia Legislature from meeting Friday, if only briefly. The Senate met for less than seven minutes, taking care of minor business before adjourning until Monday. Only 22 of the chamber’s 34 members […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A chemical spill that has contaminated the water supply in nine West Virginia counties is disrupting every aspect of life, including sports. Men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled Friday and Saturday at West Virginia State University’s Institute campus have been changed to away games, while the University of Charleston’s men’s and […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A House Roads and Transportation Committee chairwoman said Thursday she will seek a ballot measure authorizing $2.1 billion in bonds for road repairs and construction. Margaret Staggers announced the idea as a Washington-based group largely funded by highway construction interests released a report detailing the state’s deteriorating road conditions. “I’m asking […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing a law that will help the state better prepare for emergencies and major events. He mentioned the idea during his State of the State address Wednesday. It would allow the mobilization of medical services, law enforcement and equipment in preparation for emergencies or events. He […]

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